Random Thoughts From Rewatching PV

Braylon Jones snaps it to D'Eriq King
Braylon Jones snaps it to D’Eriq King / photo by Mario Puente
Four scores and 179 yards ago, the Houston Cougars had a pretty good first quarter. I thought we’d turned it around. But the rest of the game? Oof. Just 201 yards in three quarters.

You can’t have 11 drives and barely get to 200 yards. As we discussed on the Morning After Podcast yesterday, the Cougars do not have a killer instinct. That has to change.

 

Think about this: PV won the last 3 quarters on the scoreboard, 14-13.

This team cannot afford to half-ass anything.  They can out-talent Prairie View and throw up 3 ugly quarters and still win.  But UH does not have the talent to coast against anyone else on the schedule.

 

More shuffling: The ‘game book‘ listed Jarrid Williams as the starter at RT but it isn’t accurate. Dennis Bardwell (#64) started at RG while Justin Murphy (#72) slid over to RT.

From L to R: Murphy (72), Bardwell (64), B. Jones (52-obscured), Pancotti (65), J. Jones (74) / crappy screenshot by Ryan Monceaux.

 
In the 10 starting spots in the first two games, OL coach Brandon Jones has had 8 different starters. In his first two games since transferring, Justin Murphy has started at RG and RT. He’s now started at RG and RT in the same season at three different schools (Texas Tech, UCLA).

 

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Brad Towns
Brad Towns
Towns is a former UH athlete, having played baseball for the Cougars in the mid-90's. He is most famous for walking 9 LSU batters in just 3 innings vs. LSU. He also fired a 2-hit complete game shutout of SFA.
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